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Posted by flyinjrc74 | Mar 27, 2012 @ 09:52 PM | 12,051 Views
I am awaiting my 120" SeaBreeze Parachute I ordered to arrive. So as I wait I started building my custom gondola. I am using a RCGF 15cc gasoline mix engine swinging a 14X6 prop. Wheels are Dubro 5" mains and a 3.25" nose wheel that will be steerable. The rear axles will be a-arm type using a set of shocks from a Baja 5b Dune Buggy.

I should have it ready to fly in the couple of weeks and it will be equipped with a HD video camera, pilot figure and ???? Pics and videos to come soon~


*The picture is the full scale by Paratoys that my brother Donny owns and flies*

Running my PPG Custom Gondola/// SeaBreeze Powered Parachute! (0 min 35 sec)


120" Gondola R/C Powered Parachute (1 min 20 sec)
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Posted by flyinjrc74 | Mar 24, 2012 @ 11:36 PM | 9,138 Views
I built this one two years ago from a ARF kit. Put a Zenoah 20cc on it and modded it with a bombay door. After winter was over two years ago I had about 25 planes ready to fly in my house and a wedding coming up so I let it go to a friend. Long story short recently I wanted another 12 footer and couldn't find one so I called him just out of curiosity to see if by chance he had it. He did and told me he had never flown it and asked me if I wanted to buy it back??? Well yeah!!!

Maidened it today and dropped some skydivers while on the first flight. All went well besides a deadstick or two. Still have some minor adjusting but it came home intact. More videos to come soon~

Telemaster flyby! (0 min 5 sec)



Hobby Lobby 8 foot Telemaster Dropping Skydivers~ (0 min 47 sec)
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Posted by flyinjrc74 | Mar 24, 2012 @ 11:05 PM | 8,406 Views
Found this Global Cessna built from a kit while hitting up a yard sale today. Flown once and was receiver ready, just the way I like em! Had minor wrinkles in a spot or two but nothing the heat gun couldn't tackle. It cleaned up well and looks to be a very nice airplane~

Came with all servos and a OS 60 FP nitro which even though I don't like nitro I do however like the plane. I will have to break the little bit of nitro fuel I have left out so I can see how well it flies. Very nice looking airplane and if my memory serves me correct these are great flying airplanes.
Posted by flyinjrc74 | Mar 20, 2012 @ 11:22 AM | 9,097 Views
I started this project some time back and it is finished and flying well! All I need is some calm weather. Every time this thing has been taken out to a field the winds have been in excess of 20mph including it's maiden flight in Bremen Indiana. Here are some pics of it along with a couple videos.

Specs:
78" wingspan
two Venom 1925KV outrunner motors spinning Graupner 4 blade propellers
two Eflite 25A esc's
Batteries are 3S 2200's run in parallel
8 servos run the pan and tilt and controls.
Wing has flaps and ailerons
Landing gear is Millenium carbon mains and a twin wheel nose gear strut made by me
HD video is a Creative Vado Generation 2

Has a very unique sound in the air and flies SUPER!

Spy in the Sky HD video flight over Niles, MI 49120 (12 min 54 sec)

Posted by flyinjrc74 | Mar 14, 2012 @ 09:06 AM | 8,403 Views
Here are some pics of my Lanzo converted to brushless, and also lit up for my love of flying in the dark! I will post some videos soon.

I used all of the lights from my Kadet Seniorita that flew away a little while back. Very easy to keep orientation and flies like a dream!
Posted by flyinjrc74 | Mar 10, 2012 @ 01:25 AM | 8,275 Views
I am awaiting my 120" SeaBreeze Parachute I ordered to arrive. So as I wait I started building my custom gondola. I am using a RCGF 15cc gasoline mix engine swinging a 14X6 prop. Wheels are Dubro 5" mains and a 3.25" nose wheel that will be steerable. The rear axles will be a-arm type using a set of shocks from a Baja 5b Dune Buggy. I am still looking for two rear shocks from a Baja and also a Hitec 7954 or 7955 high torque servo, IF YOU HAVE EITHER OF THESE ITEMS PLEASE CONTACT ME!

I should have it ready to fly in the next week or two and it will be equipped with a HD video camera, pilot figure and ???? Pics and videos to come soon~




Second item in this blog is a Solder Jig my brother Donny made for me. Very simple to make it and has five separate alligator clips for holding items you may need to solder and /or glue. I saw one for sale here a couple weeks back and sent him the picture and some funds to cover the parts, he added the diamond plate in which I thought was a nice touch! Thanks Donny~

Now time to get some rest and get cracking on the PPG in the morning